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Lab Animal Technician Supervisor(50)

Company: Charles River Laboratories
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people's lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.
Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.
As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.Job SummaryWe are seeking a Laboratory Animal Technician Supervisor for our Insourcing Solutions site in Bethesda, MD.
Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.Schedule technical procedures and assigns daily activities to personnel performing technical procedures.Provides training and oversight to Laboratory Animal Technicians to monitor performance and accurate completion of tasks.Provides leadership and feedback to staff. Monitors for technical requests and perform needed tasks to ensure completion of requests.Works closely with Clinical Veterinarian(s) and Veterinary support staff to perform daily health assessments of lab animals in the colony.Provides animal treatments as instructed by Clinical Veterinarian(s). Performs daily colony health examinations and clinical observations of sick animals.Assists with maintaining Rodent Colony Health surveillance program and submission.Provides technical support (e.g. animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, collect blood and other tissues samples, perform injections, treatments, surgical preparation and post-operative observations, timed mating, microinjection, and assist with research procedures as directed).Familiarity with and ability to use various forms of anesthetic and the means of application, including Gas and Injectable.Actively interacts with management, facility veterinarian(s) and investigators as required to solve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints and to provide technical assistance.Provides environmental enrichment feed and other enrichment stimuli and/or provide behavioral assessments. As needed, performs animal husbandry and prepares and submits written reports, charts, logs and inventories as requested by Supervisor.Assists with maintaining accurate records of animal importations, breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas.Provides quality assurance to include animal health surveillance, monitoring of the effectiveness of facility sanitation, cage washing and autoclaving procedures, monitoring of incoming animal shipments for container integrity and animal health, monitor the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), internal facility reports for monitoring deviations from pre-established parameters, other quality assurance services as deemed necessary (e.g., sentinel and cull animal submission ) by the COR.
Job Qualifications
Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Achievement of an Associate of Arts degree in Veterinary Technology or equivalent college level program is preferred.Experience: Minimum three years related animal care and handling experience and laboratory animal technician's duties required.Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or above required.
IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees.

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.
About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

Keywords: Charles River Laboratories, Bethesda , Lab Animal Technician Supervisor(50), Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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